Simon Gregson is taking a break from social media following a drunken rant about Dominic Cummings.

Simon Gregson

Simon Gregson

The 45-year-old soap star has decided to "step away from the phone" after tweeting a foul-mouthed message in support of the political adviser, who has been accused of breaking the government's lockdown rules.

The now-deleted tweet read: "This discussion gives me the s***s. Family first ALWAYS. regardless. People have crawled through s**t ,gun fire,climbing over dead friends to be with.

"Put your bull s**t away d**k Ed's coz you'd do the same. Plus back off press 2 Mtrs k**b s**s. (sic)"

Simon later took to Twitter to acknowledge he'd made an error and that it was time he took a break from the platform.

The actor - who plays Steve McDonald on 'Coronation Street' - wrote: "Well sober me has no idea what drunk me was going on about. Time to maybe step away from the phone. (sic)"

However, replying to a follower, Simon clarified that he was ashamed of his language and not his opinion on the matter.

He said: "My language was the regret not my thoughts. But a huge social platform isn't the place for them. I just emphasise with a person who puts kids first regardles. I'm probably wrong not having all the facts.Apart from the choice language it was from a good place (sic)"

Meanwhile, Simon previously revealed via Twitter that he'd been battling coronavirus.

Speaking in early April, he wrote on Twitter: "1st day out of bed today starting to feel a little better after contracting the virus, my main symptom was gastric and still is b****y awful but lucky to not have respiratory. Stay safe everyone x (sic)"

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